Volume 400, Number 1, March II 2003
|Page(s)||369 - 373|
|Section||Planets and planetary systems|
|Published online||24 February 2003|
Photometric and spectroscopic observations of (2060) Chiron at the ESO Very Large Telescope*
Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France
2 Institut d'Astrophysique de Marseille, France
3 Centro de Astronomia e Astrofisica da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Corresponding author: J. Romon-Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 9 December 2002
Photometric and spectroscopic observations of Centaur Chiron have been obtained at the ESO/Very Large Telescope (VLT), both in optical and near-infrared spectral ranges, on 12–14 June 2001. Photometric optical data reveal that Chiron had reached a high activity level at that time. No absorption feature could be seen on the spectra; especially, no water ice could be detected.
Key words: comets: individual: Chiron / minor planets, asteroids / techniques: spectroscopic, photometric
© ESO, 2003
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